Explorer Extension Cruise - From Phnom Penh To Siem Reap

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• Discover Cambodia’s timeless pastoral serenity or traveling back in time as we sail upriver from Ho Chi Minh and the thriving Mekong Delta past floating villages, colonial vestiges and gilded pagodas to the Art Deco landmarks of Phnom Penh. • Enjoy twice-daily excursions on bike, kayak and guided visits to Mekong River's dynamic riverside markets. • Explore the otherwise inaccessible locations on our custom designed, ergonomic and private speedboats, each sitting up to 10 guests.

Capacity: 40, Types: Luxury Small Ship CruiseRiver BoatSingle cabins

Go deeper into the mesmerising culture and life the Mekong river

Every activity onboard the five-star Aqua Mekong brings a fresh perspective of culture and life in Cambodia and Vietnam, so the 4-night itinerary is an ideal addition to any existing travel itinerary of the region. Included are twice-daily excursions (walk, bike, kayak or ride a tuk-tuk) and expert-guided visits to Mekong River’s dynamic riverside markets, villages, and holy sites.

• Discover Cambodia’s timeless pastoral serenity or traveling back in time as we sail upriver from Ho Chi Minh and the thriving Mekong Delta past floating villages, colonial vestiges and gilded pagodas to the Art Deco landmarks of Phnom Penh. • Enjoy twice-daily excursions on bike, kayak and guided visits to Mekong River's dynamic riverside markets. • Explore the otherwise inaccessible locations on our custom designed, ergonomic and private speedboats, each sitting up to 10 guests.

08 January, 2021 to 12 January, 2021
Prices

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Suite. From
£ 4515 GBP pp
Suite. From
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer
22 January, 2021 to 26 January, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Suite. From
£ 4515 GBP pp
Suite. From
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer
05 February, 2021 to 09 February, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Suite. From
£ 4515 GBP pp
Suite. From
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer
05 March, 2021 to 09 March, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Suite. From
£ 4515 GBP pp
Suite. From
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer
19 March, 2021 to 23 March, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Suite. From
£ 4515 GBP pp
Suite. From
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer
16 April, 2021 to 20 April, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Suite. From
£ 4515 GBP pp
Suite. From
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer
14 May, 2021 to 18 May, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Suite. From
£ 3159 GBP pp
Suite. From
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer
09 July, 2021 to 13 July, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Suite. From
£ 3159 GBP pp
Suite. From
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer
06 August, 2021 to 10 August, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Suite. From
£ 4515 GBP pp
Suite. From
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer
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Day 1 – Friday Cambodia Phnom Penh
Our crew warmly welcomes you aboard the Aqua Mekong with our special refreshers, such as the salted watermelon crush with Thai basil. Together we celebrate our journey towards the heart of the Mekong river with the Khmer Apsara dance performance, a famous centuries-old tradition that is memorialized on the temple walls of Angkor Wat.
Day 2 – Saturday Cambodia Tonle Sap River – Koh Chen – Kampong Prasat
In the silversmith village of Koh Chen, witness artisans produce magnificent royal Khmer silverware. Keep an eye out for their famous silver bowls, regularly chosen by Cambodia’s king as gifts for visiting dignitaries. Continuing onwards to Udong, the royal capital from the 17th to the 19th century, learn about the life of Buddhist monks and interact with them at the Vipassana Dhura Mandala meditation center. In the afternoon, a walking tour of Kampong Prasat offers an intimate look at local ways of life and their riverside habitat.
Day 3 – Sunday Cambodia Tonle Sap River – Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Tralach
As the sun rises on the lush countryside, we head to the residence of traditional potters and palm-sugar producers, whose age-old techniques are still valuable today. On a bicycle or chauffeured tuk-tuk, head into the rice paddies to watch wizened masters scale sky-high palm trees to harvest their fruit. towering over us. Cruise across the glassy water and disembark among the lotuses for an ox-cart ride along the Tonle Sap riverbanks, past lacquered wooden houses where during these dry months residents take refuge in the relative cool of these impromptu outdoor living rooms.
Day 4 – Monday Cambodia Mekong River – Koh Oknha Tey – Preah Prosop – Cambodia
Sail into the legendary land of the glittering former Khmer empire. At Koh Oknha Tey, watch how Khmer artisans dye and weave krama, a silk scarf loved by locals and a treasured cultural asset that dates back from the Angkor period. Then, cycle the idyllic riverbank past Buddhist temples and traditional thatched and stilted homes and see farmers with white Brahman oxen working the rice fields. After lunch, board Aqua Mekong’s private fleet of launch boats and head towards the tamarind trees of Preah Prosop, a remote village little changed over several lifetimes and home to a startlingly colorful Buddhist temple.
Day 5 – Tuesday Cambodia Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
We show off the Cambodian capital to our passengers by motorized tuk-tuk, the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum of Cambodia, home to the world’s largest collection of Khmer art. For those who wish, we visit the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide or choose to shop at the Russian Market. Airplane transfers are provided if you would like to continue your Cambodian adventure to Siem Reap and its ancient lost city of Angkor Wat. Guests will be fully escorted by our guides in a luxury car transfer to Phnom Penh Airport. SIEM REAP FLIGHT EXTENSION During low water season, cruise vessels are not able to travel up to the Tonle Sap Lake due to the water level. Airplane transfers via Cambodian Angkor Air are included in your cruise fare in order to continue your Cambodian adventure with us to Siem Reap and its ancient lost city of Angkor Wat. Requests for flight changes and/or upgrades are not available. Please kindly inform our Reservations team should you choose to remain in Phnom Penh after disembarkation.
Please Note:
All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions_

Aqua Mekong

Length 62 metres
Built 2014
Spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, the Aqua Mekong incorporates relaxed yet refined lounging and dining areas and can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests plus crew. Modern navigation technologies and the highest cruise ship standards as well as our experienced river pilot and crew ensure smooth travel and safety on the water.

The Aqua Mekong has 20 air conditioned Design Suites, each one a generous 30 square meters (320 square feet), eight with balconies and all created entirely of local materials with the relaxed sophistication and contemporary comforts of a five star resort. Floor to ceiling panoramic windows allow guests to gaze upon the Mekong from the pillow top California king size bed that can be converted upon request into two full twin beds. More captivating views await on the plush, roomy daybed placed by the window wall or for our eight balcony accommodations, outside along with a romantic table for two. Those who wish to keep up on the world beyond these enthralling riverbanks will appreciate the flat screen television and complementary high speed wireless internet.

Sunlit indoors and out, the top level Observation Deck aboard the Aqua Mekong has been designed to seamlessly connect guests with the constantly shifting landscape of floating Vietnamese villages, French colonial church spires and gilded Buddhist stupas along this mighty river, always in the utmost comfort. Whether one chooses to relax in the air conditioned Indoor Lounge, go horizontal under the sun outside at the ship’s Outdoor Lounge area or cool off with a plunge in the shimmering pool at the bow side, the Observation Deck ensures that the river always remains in full view.

Guests gravitate to the Indoor Lounge in the mornings for cà phê đá, Vietnamese coffee poured over ice with sweet condensed milk, between excursions to swap travelers tales and for daily lectures from the expert local guides. 

  • ·Indoor and outdoor bars
  • ·Indoor dining room and outdoor private dining
  • ·Private screening room with theater-style seating
  • ·Private library/games room
  • ·Outside shaded lounge with single and double day beds
  • ·Antique and artisanal boutique
  • ·Lobby lounge
  • ·Observation deck with outdoor sunbeds
  • ·Top deck exercise room overlooking the river
  • ·Infirmary with onboard medical staff
  • ·Outdoor plunge pool with private cabanas
  • ·Two spa treatment rooms, each with single and double massage beds
  • .     Ten bicycles are provided free of charge onboard
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